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Senior Database Engineer, VSP Vision Care

Req ID:  34272
Division:  Information Technology

Rancho Cordova, CA, 95670 Sacramento, CA, 95670 Folsom, CA, 95630

VSP Global is comprised of five complementary businesses that combine high-quality eye care insurance, high-fashion eyewear, customized lenses, ophthalmic technology and retail solutions, with employees in over 23 countries. No matter the role, we’re all focused on a singular mission: to help people see. Learn more by visiting

General Summary

The database engineer is responsible for the design, planning, , performance, modifications, and overall maintenance of database structures.  Database Engineer is accountable for the full lifecycle of the  Database Management System (DBMS). 

Essential Functions

Maintain and modify existing databases meet the business needs


Manage database monitoring tools, examine performance metrics and functionality of databases,  tune the database to ensure optimal business user experience. 


Develop database strategies to maintain highest database quality and continuously meet necessary functionality for the business


Design and create database structure (logical design) partnering with development teams for business partner data and requirements analysis


Utilize the logical design to develop the physical database design, and creation of the highest performing, optimized database


Collaborate with developers  post-implementation for quality control assurance; and to ensure developer  understanding of data and access methods


Direct and/or execute physical database changes required by applications.


Maintain database schema’s and data  descriptions in Data Dictionary


Establish, create, and maintain business continuity, and disaster recovery policies, procedures, and plans; create and facilitate test case scenario of all backup/recovery planing


Partner with users to determine, and develop data models for user reporting needs, and ad-hoc reporting based on queries; eradicate existing user data misuse or user data conflicts


Ensure data integrity and license compliance for all databases


Responsible for DBMS and other database related tools including end to end planning, management and execution of upgrades.


Plan and coordinate database security measures in order to maintain data integrity


Remain current on new technologies; introduce applicable technology in alignment with VSP goals and for creative solutions


Drive constructive change and provide leadership

Job Specifications

Typically has the following skills or abilities:


Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience


Eight years of related experience


Certified in one or more industry standard (recognized) databases


Experience in storage technology, memory management, disk arrays, and network management


Expert knowledge of SQL


Developed knowledge and professional application of database theory and design


Excellent analytical and problem - solving skills for even complex problems


Excellent organization and time management skills


Knowledgeable of technology best practices in order to optimize organizational best practices


Experience, preferably in healthcare industry, identifying and mitigating risks


Excellent written and verbal communication skills to employees of all levels


Demonstrated ability to direct others to optimal outcomes


Preferred Skills

Experience with both MS SQL Server and DB2


Demonstrated ability to create efficient physical database design from logical models or application requirements.


Ability to implement appropriate back-up and recovery strategies


Ability to troubleshoot and optimize DB performance


Ensure only authorized users have access to data.   This includes skills such as user roles, auditing and encryption.


Ability to predict DB growth based on application and data utilization patterns.  Recommend and Implement changes to accommodate DB growth


Experience with Metadata creation and management

Working Conditions / Physical Demands

The working environment is generally favorable lighting and temperature is adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust etc.


The above information in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

VSP Global is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or protected veteran status.  We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento

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